I am delighted to introduce SQA’s seventh Annual Statistical Digest. The Digest provides data on the various qualifications in SQA’s portfolio in 2008, and highlights emerging trends and developments in Scottish education and qualifications.

This Digest is the first to be published exclusively online. This is part of our on-going commitment to reduce the environmental impact of our activities, while making information about our activities accessible to all.

Dr Janet BrownI am particularly pleased to have this opportunity to congratulate all SQA’s learners on their hard work and achievements, and to wish them every success in the future. This would not be possible without the support that education professionals throughout Scotland put in. We recognise the commitment and effort that all those involved in qualifications have displayed, and will continue to work to support learners, teachers, lecturers and others working in education and training. Further details of our activities can be found either on SQA’s website or by subscribing to SQA’s e-zine.

The Digest offers extracts from the Annual Statistical Report 2008, which provides details of the results for all SQA qualifications in the 2007-08 academic year. The articles in the Digest allow for a wider look at some of the main trends and developments in education and training in Scotland in the past year.

Finally, I would like to wish all of our learners every success in their educational endeavours, and I hope that you find this Digest both helpful and interesting.

Janet Brown

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